Could Jerami Grant actually be ‘untouchable’?

Jerami Grant #9 of the Detroit Pistons (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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Detroit Pistons, Cade Cunningham, Jerami Grant
Detroit Pistons forward Jerami Grant (9) receives congratulations from guard Cade Cunningham (2) and guard Hamidou Diallo (6) Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports /

Is Grant looking to be on a contender?

Those predicting trades are going on the assumption that Grant is looking to use his skills to help a contender, and not waste a season on a team still rebuilding. However, Grant left Denver to sign with Detroit, and the Nuggets had just reached the Western Conference finals. Can’t get much more a contender than that, and Denver said they would match the Pistons contract.

Grant was looking for a place he could showcase his offensive skills and be a team leader. He has achieved both in Detroit.

He has not been around the media since breaking his thumb on December 10, but all of Grant’s past public statements have been entirely supportive of what the Pistons are doing and looking forward to being part of the future.

Grant certainly has given no indication he is unhappy and looking to leave. He also has one more year on his contract after this season, so Detroit does not have to make a decision right now.

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Grant is eligible for an extension this summer, but the Pistons will have lots of cap space then, if they want to retain him.